- Jane Anson
Anson: The Indian entrepreneur behind new Bordeaux wine Solicantus
Jane Anson speaks to Namratha Prashanth about her journey into Bordeaux wine and her new brand, Solicantus, from the Blaye area.
- Priyadarshini Nandy
Namratha Prashanth, founder of Solicantus, a wine company based out of Bordeaux in France, talks about her journey from almost becoming a baker to a winemaker.
- Tom Mullen
How This Woman From India Created A French Wine Label
The 2016 Solicantus wine is a 90/5/5 blend of Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec aged for 18 months in French oak. It is a beauty to taste—with balanced aromas that include those of raspberries, plums, orange rind and charcoal. The wine is integrated and harmonious in the mouth—light but with a powerful tannic backbone and tastes that include those of plums and pepper. It will age well for decades.
- Vikal Samdariya
Her fascinating equation with wines
- Dhananjay Sardeshpande
An Indian’s paean to French terroir
Not yet 40, this woman from Bengaluru has created a French wine label, ‘Solicantus’, and is perhaps the first Indian to do so. Namratha Prashanth, with an MBA from INSEEC Wine & Spirits Institute in Bordeaux, and a WSET Level-2 certification under her belt, is now the owner of her own wines business consultancy in France. She spoke with Brews & Spirits on what makes her tick.